The axe at the root—a testimony against idolatry

‘But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth, for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.’ John 4:23–24 Suggested Further Reading: Philippians 3:1–8 Let me give a sketch of this worship as it actually exhibits itself. A man may have been to a place of worship from his youth up, and he may Continue Reading

The power of the Holy Spirit

“The power of the Holy Ghost.” Romans 15:13 Suggested Further Reading: Acts 2:1-21 In a few more years—I know not when, I know not how—the Holy Spirit will be poured out in a far different style from the present. There are diversities of operations; and during the last few years it has been the case that the diversified operations have consisted in very little pouring out of the Spirit. Ministers have gone on in dull routine, Continue Reading

“A Christless Pentecost”

-Frank Bartleman Frank Bartleman was an eyewitness to the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in 1907 at Azusa Street, Los Angeles. He has been characterized as the Reporter of the Azusa Street Revival. Nearly 75 years ago, during the outpouring, he wrote a tract warning of a Christless Pentecost. He warned: We may not hold a doctrine, or seek an experience, except in Christ. Many are willing to seek power in order to perform miracles, draw Continue Reading

The Comforter

“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” John 14:26 Suggested Further Reading: 1 Peter 1:10-12, 22-25 I have heard many fanatical persons say that the Holy Spirit revealed this and that to them. Now that is very generally revealed nonsense. The Holy Spirit does not reveal anything fresh now. He Continue Reading

The Spiritual Gifts

From KHouse.Org [Archives 16th July 2007] What are spiritual gifts? Are the gifts for today? What does the Bible say about the gift of tongues? The Apostle Paul addresses the controversial topics associated with the mysterious "Gifts of the Holy Spirit" in his first epistle to the Corinthians. Chapter 12 of Paul's letter teaches that the Holy Spirit gives gifts to each of us, spiritual gifts, supernatural gifts, but nobody gets the Continue Reading

Sanctification: Holiness

Galatians 5:16 Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. “Sanctification: To be set apart for a holy special purpose. Holiness is required here, consisted of separation from all unclean, abominable, and unholy things. Other degrees of holiness take in separation from all sin and immoral living, and consecration to the same end in Life that God is consecrated to. The condition of holiness as in Lev. 19:2-37; Continue Reading

Grieving the Holy Spirit

“And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.” Ephesians 4:30 Suggested Further Reading: Isaiah 63:7-19 The Spirit of God is in your heart, and it is very, very easy indeed to grieve him. Sin is as easy as it is wicked. You may grieve him by impure thoughts. He cannot bear sin. If you indulge in lascivious expressions, or even if you allow imagination to dote upon any lascivious act, or if your Continue Reading

He waits to be Gracious still

Psalm 61:7-8 He shall abide before God forever: O prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him. So will I sing praise unto Thy Name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows. The Great Father revealed Himself to believers of old before the coming of His Son, and was known to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as the God Almighty. Then Jesus came, and the ever-blessed Son in His own proper person, was the delight of His people’s eyes. At Continue Reading

Natural or spiritual?

‘But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God, neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.’ 1 Corinthians 2:14 Suggested Further Reading: Ephesians 1:15–2:6 - Charles Spurgeon - Bible Gateway.Com The same power which raised Christ Jesus from the dead must be exerted in raising us from the dead; the very same omnipotence, without which angels or worms could not have had a being, must again step Continue Reading

The Holy Spirit glorifying Christ

‘He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.’ John 16:14 Suggested Further Reading: John 14:15–26 This is a most important principle to be held fast by all godly people, for the day may come when false prophets shall arise, and delude the people, and by this shall we be able to discover them; if they claim anything beyond what Christ has revealed, put them aside, for they are false prophets, wolves in Continue Reading